Better Buzz Coffee Roasters will unveil its stunning 7,500-square-foot multi-level space dedicated to all things coffee this Saturday, January 20. It’s a new central hub for the local company, which was founded in 2002 and runs a large-scale production roastery in Vista that fuels Better Buzz coffee bar locations around the county.
Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, the new University Avenue site is filled with light and plenty of seating, with more coming on a patio that Better Buzz will share with an incoming Japanese ramen spot. The central coffee bar will brew up a range of coffee, from Seraphim pour-overs to single origin espresso and the speciality drinks that have become Better Buzz signatures; new additions include a rosewater latte, orange-infused matcha, golden latte with turmeric and a drink flight that features an espresso tonic and shaken lemon-infused cold brew. On display is a vintage Probat machine, which will roast up small batches of coffee exclusively for this location, and a cold brew production area behind glass.
Food options have also expanded and evolved: the all-day cafe menu now includes plates ranging from a bagel and lox board, grilled cheese with prosciutto, gruyere and caramelized onions and a breakfast sandwich with thick cut bacon, egg and garlic aioli on a pretzel bun to a flight of toasts topped with avocado and watermelon radish, lemon ricotta, and beet hummus.
A conference room on the ground floor, as well has a lounge on the mezzanine, are able to be rented for meeting and events with Better Buzz providing catering packages. The top level, which holds new offices, also has a training bar where the company plans to offer cupping classes and other coffee education to the public.